safety lamp

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safety lamp

A miner's lamp with a protective wire gauze surrounding the flame to prevent ignition of flammable gases.

safety lamp

(Mining & Quarrying) an oil-burning miner's lamp in which the flame is surrounded by a metal gauze to prevent it from igniting combustible gas. Also called: Davy lamp

safe′ty lamp`

a miner's lamp in which the flame is protected by wire gauze to prevent the ignition of explosive gases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)safety lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
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(seif) adjective
1. (negative unsafe) protected, or free (from danger etc). The children are safe from danger in the garden.
2. providing good protection. You should keep your money in a safe place.
3. unharmed. The missing child has been found safe and well.
4. not likely to cause harm. These pills are safe for children.
5. (of a person) reliable. a safe driver; He's a very fast driver but he's safe enough.
ˈsafeness noun
ˈsafely adverb
without harm or risk. He got home safely.
ˈsafety noun
the state of being safe. I worry about the children's safety on these busy roads; a place of safety; (also adjective) safety goggles; safety helmet.
ˈsafeguard noun
anything that gives security or protection. a safeguard against burglary.
to protect. Put a good lock on your door to safeguard your property.
ˈsafety-belt noun
a fixed belt in a car or aircraft used to keep a passenger from being thrown out of the seat in an accident, crash etc.
safety lamp
a type of lamp used in mines that does not set fire to any inflammable gases there.
ˈsafety measures noun plural
They took safety measures to prevent another accident
ˈsafety-pin noun
a pin that has a cover over its point when it is closed.
safety valve
a valve eg on a pressure cooker that opens if the pressure of the steam in it becomes too great.
be on the safe side
to avoid risk or danger. I'll lock the door just to be on the safe side.
safe and sound
unharmed. He returned safe and sound.
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It is where George and Robert worked on early steam engines and where they first used the miner's safety lamp, and where many distinguished engineers and patrons of early railways visited the Stephensons prior to the success of Rocket.
1778: Sir Humphry Davy, chemist and inventor of the miner's safety lamp, was born in Penzance.
It was believed that an explosion of firedamp had sped through the underground development, caused by an opened safety lamp igniting the gas.
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Just One Spark, which takes place during half term from February 13-21, charts the historic race to invent a miners' safety lamp in the North East.
Today, the principles of the miners' safety lamp are used for keeping the Olympic torch flame burning.
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is investigating how and why the safety lamp was so important to the mining industry.
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GAS ADDICTION Cornish chemist and inventor Humphry Davy is best known for inventing the Davy safety lamp for miners in 1815, but he also developed the use of laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, as an anaesthetic.
1778: Sir Humphry Davy, y chemist and inventor of the miner's ' safety lamp, was born in Penzance.
The safety lamp, which detected toxic methane gas in mines, was crucial in warning miners of impending danger.
Wolf celebrate 100 years in the safety lamp industry in 2012, still at the forefront of the market.